The House Freedom Caucus voted last month to expel Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene from the group.
The action was taken after Greene referred to Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado as a “little b****” on the House floor.
“A vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she’s done,” Freedom Caucus board member Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland confirmed to Politico on Thursday.
Asked if she is formally out, Harris responded, “As far as I know, that is the way it is.”
“I think the way she referred to a fellow member was probably not the way we expect our members to refer to other fellow, especially female, members,” Harris said.
The Republican referred to it as “an appropriate action.”
After Greene voted in favor of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s debt ceiling agreement with President Joe Biden in May, Harris indicated that the group’s dissatisfaction with her had grown.
Greene also provided McCarthy with firm, early support for the speakership before the Freedom Caucus had negotiated concessions from him in exchange for its support.
“I think all of that mattered,” Harris said.
“I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was publicly saying things about another member in terms that no one should,” he added.
Politico reports that this is the first time the Freedom Caucus has expelled a member. CONTINUE READING…